Jovita Wore Pants: The Story of a Mexican Freedom Fighter

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Jovita dreamed of wearing pants! She hated the big skirts Abuela made her wear. She wanted to scale the tallest mesquite tree on her rancho, ride her horse, and feel the wind curl her face into a smile

When her father and brothers joined the Cristero War to fight for religious freedom, Jovita wanted to go, too. Forbidden, she defied her father’s rules – and society’s – and found a clever way to become a trailblazing revolutionary, wearing pants!

This remarkable true story about a little-known maverick Mexican heroine is brought vividly to life by her great-niece and Américas Award–winner Aida Salazar, and Eisner Award–honoree Molly Mendoza.


Product Details:
ISBN/EAN: 1338283413 / 9781338283419
Publisher: Scholastic Press 
Publish Date: March 07, 2023
Pages: 48
Target Age: 6-9